Fall 2022 Screening Circle presents Pixar’s Coco, Wednesday, Oct. 26

Join the School of Journalism and Media Studies for a Dia de Los Muertos event featuring music, dance, special guest Herbert Siguenza, and a screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco

October 12, 2022

Join the School of JMS for the Fall Screening Circle of Disney Pixar's Coco.

The SDSU School of Journalism and Media Studies presents the Fall 2022 Dia de Los Muertos Screening Circle on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 4:00 p.m at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Theatre and Montezuma Hall. 

The one-of-a-kind event will feature music and dance performances, a Q&A discussion with Arts Alive SDSU Artist in Residence Herbert Siguenza, and a screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco. Siguenza served as one of the cultural advisors on Coco, and is also the voice of Miguel’s twin uncles Oscar and Felipe. He will lead a casual discussion regarding his research and performance in Coco, and his creative career.

The event is set to be an immersive Dia de Los Muertos experience. Special performances by Mariachi Dinastia, and Ballet Folklorico Xochipilli de SDSU will precede the discussion panel, and attendees can enjoy authentic baked goods from Northgate Market. 

Screening Circle organizers seek to foster conversation regarding the impact of cultural representation in media. According to Mirelle Schwalbach, lead planner, the goal of the event is to “continue to amplify the voices of traditionally marginalized communities, encourage participants to engage in respectful and thought-provoking conversations about race, class, sexuality, and social issues, and motivate allies to take action.”

Admission into the Screening Circle is free, and all members of the SDSU community are invited to attend. Register for the JMS Fall 2022 Screening Circle here

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